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Many women across California face significant barriers to advancing economically and achieving financial security. As part of the California Budget & Policy Center’s Policy Perspectives Speakers Series we discussed these barriers during our webinar: The California Women’s Well-Being Index: Advancing Gender Justice Through Increased Employment, Earnings, and Economic Security. 

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Speakers included:

  • Chris Hoene, Executive Director, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Surina Khan, President and CEO, the Women’s Foundation of California
  • Kari Decker, Managing Director Corporate Responsibility, West Region, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Chair, Select Committee on Women, Work, and Families
  • Kristin Schumacher, Senior Policy Analyst, California Budget & Policy Center
  • Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates
  • Danielle Beavers, Diversity and Inclusion Director, Greenlining Institute, and Women’s Policy Institute Fellow, Class of 2017-18
  • Kellie Todd Griffin, President of Sistallect, Inc., and founder of The State of Black Women in California Initiative

Building on our work with the Women’s Foundation of California on the California Women’s Well-Being Index, Budget Center Senior Policy Analyst Kristin Schumacher took a deeper look at the barriers women face on two particular dimensions of the Index: Employment & Earnings, and Economic Security.

A number of interconnected factors, such as gender- and race-based discrimination and weak public systems and supports, have resulted in women facing far greater economic hardship than men. In fact, at all stages of life women are more likely than men to live in poverty. With a focus on gender justice and racial equity, we released a set of briefs covering the key areas of Work Supports, Boosting IncomeBuilding Wealth, and the Safety Net.

During this webinar, we examined these focus areas and discuss actions that policymakers and other key decision makers can take to ensure California is a place where all women and their families can thrive.

This webinar was made possible with support by:

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